Prediction of total soluble solids and firmness of carrot based on carrot water content

Rashidi, Majid and Khabbaz, Borzoo Ghareei (2010) Prediction of total soluble solids and firmness of carrot based on carrot water content. In: CIGR 2010: Sustainable Biosystems Through Engineering, 13-17 Jun 2010, Quebec City, Canada.

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Abstract

There are many cases in which it is desirable to determine relationships among fruit quality characteristics. For instance, total soluble solids (TSS) and firmness (FIR) are often determined using laborious and/or time consuming laboratory tests, but it may be more suitable and economical to develop a method which uses an easily available characteristics. In this study, two linear regression models for predicting TSS and FIR of Nantes carrot based on carrot water content(WC) were suggested. The statistical results of the study indicated that in order to predict TSS and FIR of carrot based on WC the linear regression models TSS = 34.9 - 0.30 WC with R2 = 0.86 and FIR = - 1665 + 55.5 WC with R2 = 0.84 can be strongly recommended.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 05:12
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: carrot; quality characteristics; prediction; modeling; total soluble solids; firmness; water content
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070601 Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070602 Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820215 Vegetables
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19875

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